Sunday, February 3, 2013

For Eggplant Lovers Everywhere


I totally hate the name eggplant. 

It makes me want to move to Quebec so I can call it la plante aubergine.

But I do love the darn things

AND I found out that in some places they are called

Mad Apples!


Google didn't specify exactly where those places are.

Sadly one of them is not boring old Sobey's, where I shop.


Anyway, I found this recipe by my favourite vegan cook,
Laurie Sandowski, in my mail box this week and thought,



Ms Sandowski calls this recipe Imam Bayildi (Turkish Stuffed Eggplant)

I call it Mad Apples in a Pot.
Here's the link:

(if you go to the link you'll have the option of getting her delish/healthy recipes delivered to
your mailbox)
Or, if you prefer, here is the recipe, complete with my spills and fingerprints:

Oh and don't tell this to vegan Laurie, I served it with crusty garlic Parmesan bread. 

Bwa ha ha!

And happy Super Bowl Sunday to all you football fans out there!

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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Mmmm....looks delicious, Francie! Thanks for sharing this. I love eggplant. Well, maybe not the name, but certainly the vegetable. There are so many ways to cook it, and so many delicious results. Last year I had some planted in my garden, and plan to do the same this year.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I agree -- aubergine sounds so much more romantic and appetizing!

Introverted Art said...

I try to like eggplant, but just can't...the consistency of it :p Argh

Jane said...

I've never had much success anytime I've tried to cook with the 'mad apple!'

momto8 said...

yum!! we grow it in the summer kids even eat it!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I might have drooled a little. And I'm sooo making Turkish Stuffed Mad Apples for lunch or dinner today. This is sooo good.

Oh, and you can always choose to call eggplants by their Spanish name: berenjena. It sounds like something that should be danced, doesn't it? lol

The Episcopagan said...

Berenjena! Thanks Magaly - somehow it seems the right name, the name the plant sings under the full moon. (I've heard that is how some native South Americans identify certain plants).

Pandorah's Box said...

I have always WANTED to like theory I do. In actuality I can't stand the stuff.

Victoria said...

Yum..I totally love them..eating them..and growing them too..and the color is inspiring to me! Beautiful recipe. Love the mad apple cool is that!!It's a keeper!
Wishing you a happy day!